postal order

Origin of postal order

First recorded in 1895–1900
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Examples from the Web for postal order

Historical Examples of postal order

  • I enclose a postal-order for sixpence, to see you through the rest of the term.

    Once a Week

    Alan Alexander Milne

  • She looked again at the postal-order, and with a sharp movement put it inside her blouse.

    Coquette

    Frank Swinnerton

  • After asking for the stamps he asked, quite as a second thought, for a postal-order for ten shillings.

    In the Cage

    Henry James


British Dictionary definitions for postal order

postal order

noun
  1. a written order for the payment of a sum of money, to a named payee, obtainable and payable at a post office
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